A West Village institution with classy decor, Minetta Tavern serves up that famous burger that’s on your bucket list. After your splurge, turn things up a notch at Marie’s Crisis Café, the iconic piano bar down the street. You can listen to some show tunes and join in the singing once you’ve got a few drinks in you. Who knows, maybe you and your date will harmonize!
Why they’re single:
Tim: Recently out of a relationship, he’s trying to get back into the dating scene.
Michael: There’s just been a lack of effort by all the parties involved.
Tim: Drinks at a cocktail bar, followed by dinner
Michael: A game of table tennis, then dinner and drinks
Tim: “I knew it was him immediately. The conversation flowed really nicely. I thought right away, Oh, okay, this is going to be fun. I was excited for the next few hours or so.”
Michael: “He seemed really nice and personable. I thought he was five years younger than me, which he liked to hear. He wasn’t really my type, but I wouldn’t exclude him.”
Tim: “Despite him being very cute, I was immediately like, Oh, this is a guy who would be a really good friend. I didn’t feel like there was romantic chemistry.”
Michael: “I think there was chemistry but not necessarily romantic. We both really like the ID channel, so we talked about that a lot. We’re both really into true crime.”
Tim: “I feel like I was a little nervous going in because I was talking too much, but I think that was just mainly out of meeting someone for the first time like that.”
Michael: “When I first got there, the manager met me, and I thought he was Tim and introduced myself. The manager seemed pretty confused, but then Tim came over.”
Tim: “It wasn’t until we left that I realized neither of us made an effort to exchange numbers. So I decided we must have been on the same page about it being more friendly.”
Michael: “I felt like he was fine with not exchanging numbers. I think he was in it for the experience. We parted ways pretty quickly, but I would have met up with him again.”
Tim: ♥♥♥♥ “It was a great time. I was like, Maybe we’ll be friends. Then again, I don’t know his last name, so I’ll probably never see him again. But he was really nice.”
Michael: ♥♥♥♥ “I thought the date was really great. I was relieved that it was him. He seemed really bubbly. I can be the opposite of that, so it was refreshing in that sense.”
Our daters went to Time Out Market New York (55 Water St, 917-810-4855)
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